Meredith Vieira is getting in the daytime talk show game.
The former “Today” co-host will host a nationally syndicated daytime talk show called, “The Meredith Vieira Show,” beginning next fall.
“All of us at NBCU are so excited about this new show with Meredith,” Ted Harbert, Chairman, NBC Broadcasting, said in a statement. “She creates an instant connection with audiences with her smart, quick-witted and down-to-earth style. This entertaining and substantive show will be a great way to reach her loyal daytime fans as well as new ones who will discover why Meredith is one of America’s most loved television personalities.”
“The Meredith Vieira Show” will have a set that resembles her home and NBC Domestic Television Distribution revealed it will have some of her actual furniture and family photos.
The show will feature human interest stories and celebrity guests.
“As a journalist on ‘Today’ and ‘60 Minutes,’ I learned how to really listen to people and help give them a voice. On ‘The View,’ I unleashed my own opinionated self and discovered the empowerment that comes with sometimes heated, but always respectful, discussion. And on ‘Millionaire,’ I relished the joy of changing people’s lives while having pure fun,” Meredith said in a statement. “All of these experiences, along with being a wife and mom, have led me here because they all share one common denominator… this fundamental need we have to connect with and find inspiration in each other.
“Each day, I hope to accomplish what I call the three H’s: Heat, Heart and Humor,” her statement continued. “And speaking of the heart, I want to thank my husband, Richard, and kids, Ben, Gabe and Lily for strongly encouraging me to take this incredible opportunity… or else they really just want to get me out of the house.”
NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution will distribute the show.
-- Jolie Lash